Holidays: An Excuse to Make the Habitual Something Heartfelt

When I picked the theme for this year of Holidays, I did it out of a need for a little more joy and fun after how rough 2020 was. It is funny, this has been a weird year so far in which I am also feeling deeply the need to simplify some of the bigger holidays. Continue reading

Just Being is Inspiring

I mentioned in my reflection on 31 days of hiking that the whole experience provoked a TON of thoughts that I wanted to write about eventually… today’s post is one of those I have been drafting for a long time. Some weeks the post just writes itself over the weekend and is ready to post early the next week. Other posts, like this one, sit in drafts for weeks or even months. In both categories, I’ve had posts that feel deeply uncomfortable to actually hit PUBLISH on, but those are usually the ones that end up resonating the most so here we go… Continue reading

Why I’ve Always Loved February 14, Even When I Didn’t Love Valentine’s Day

Welcome to my first post about holidays! Just a reminder that while I’ll be blogging about a few of our more meaningful family holidays, you should check out my instagram account (@alphabetresolutions) if you’d like to follow along with the random holidays I am trying to celebrate just this year. There’s a highlight of instagram stories about those days and a few posts too!

I have had my ups and downs with Valentine’s Day, but I have always loved February 14th, and now I love it more than ever. Continue reading

Good Gifts For the Parents of Littles in Your Life

It’s time for one more little gift round up, and today it is the parent edition… Some of these are gifts on my wishlist, some are gifts we received that we either desperately wanted or didn’t even realize we would love and have become family favorites, but if you have a parent of young kids in your life, here are some suggestions for holiday gifts they’d probably appreciate… Continue reading

Olaf and my Mental health

I have young kids in my house- specifically a three year old girl in my house- which means that, like many of her peers, she is constantly requesting the Frozen and Frozen 2 soundtracks be played on repeat. After years with the original movie’s music blasting through our house, I think I’ve become immune to the original soundtrack, but I’ve been surprised to find recently that Frozen 2 songs have become a pretty good barometer about my own mental health during this pandemic… (also… spoiler alerts for frozen 2 ahead… and if you haven’t seen the movie and don’t care… this may not be a post that makes any sense to you anyway and you can totally skip this one!) Continue reading

Scaling way back… August Wrap up and September Goals…

I’ll be super honest- August really kind of kicked me in the teeth. Our schooling plan got changed last minute before the quarter started and full days of synchronous distance learning while managing two other tiny humans has been really hard. I just flat out gave up on most of my August tending list, which is the first time in a VERY long time something like that has happened so drastically. I’m feeling pretty low and part of me didn’t even want to do my Powersheets for this month, but I told myself a little is better than nothing so… You’ll notice for September I have SUPER scaled back because my one real goal this month is just to survive rest of the first quarter of school… and maybe cry a little less while doing it… Continue reading

A few more good things…

Oh man… I have really REALLY ¬†felt the weight of the world recently. It is hard to make myself write anything or get through more than basic survival and my mental health has not been at its best. I know one of the best self care things I can do besides moving my body is to cultivate gratitude, even (especially) when I don’t feel like it… so I’ve been brainstorming some more of the good things from our COVID19 lockdown: Continue reading

Goals in Limbo…

So I usually do this kind of monthly check in post just as the month is beginning, but I second guessed even writing anything this month with how scary and ever changing and exhausting the world is right now. To be honest, my goals seem so small and frivolous. But a friend of mine on the “front lines” reminded me that these small moments and joys with my family are, in the end, what they are fighting for people to have, to keep living for. This is also the easiest way for me to document what day to day life was focused on during this season. So here it goes

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